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Time Reveals Its List Of Ten Finalists For 'Person Of The Year,' And It's A Doozy

By Zachary Brenner

It's that time of year again. The special time right before Time announces their Person of the Year, the annual award given to whoever made the biggest impact on history that year, for better or for worse. 

The "honor" doesn't necessarily mean a person is being celebrated for the headlines they made. After all, the list of past figures to get top billing for this annual issue include dictators, fanatics, and war criminals like Hitler, Stalin, and Ayatollah Khomeini.  And it has also often been occupied by great leaders, humanitarians, and pioneers.

With that bit of context, I think it's clear who the obvious front-runner is regardless of the direction your politics lean. If it were a pure numbers game, Donald Trump would win just by the sheer volume of headlines with his name, both in the United States and abroad. Whether you feel good about or not about the news he's making, there's no denying Donald Trump has been the year's biggest newsmaker. But let's have a look at who he's running against anyway.

On Monday, Time announced their shortlist and there are some pretty interesting choices on there.